CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 22, 1985
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(NYC) Supreme Court's 1973 ruling on abortion recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Demonstrations marking anniversary of court's decision featured; films shown. [Voice of President REAGAN - encourages anti-abortionists; condemns their violence.] President's position on call for constitutional amendment banning abortions outlined on screen. [DEMONSTRATORS - oppose abortion.] Pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrations elsewhere mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(DC) Status of continued abortion controversy examined; anti-abortionists' annual observance of Supreme Court decision cited as example [Sociologist Kristin LUKER - discusses emotionalism of issue.] Role of women in United States society thought underlying debate. [Catholic theologian Dan. McGUIRE - believes women's increase emotional independence will change nature of society.] [LUKER - agrees; explains.] No. terrorist bombings of abortion clinics since 1982 noted. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Gilbert STEINER - believes anti-abortionists may be in final phase; notes impact of Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy on issue.] No. nuns threatened with expulsion from religious orders for challenging Catholic Church's stand on abortion recalled. [LUKER - describes society's changing attitude toward debate.] Scenes from "The Silent Scream" shown.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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